Screenwriter Jason D. Keller has come aboard to rewrite The Passage for 20th Century Fox. We first reported on the project back in April, when director Matt Reeves signed on to direct.

The Passage is based on the best-selling novel by Justin Cronin, which centers on a scientific experiment gone horribly awry that unleashes a new breed of vampires on society. These are no ordinary vampires either, since they also have the ability to read minds.

John Logan wrote the original adaptation before Matt Reeves came on board. 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to The Passage back in 2007, two years before the novel was published in 2009. The Passage is the first novel in a planned trilogy by Justin Cronin.

Ridley Scott will executive produce The Passage through his Scott Free Films banner. No production schedule was given.

Jason D. Keller wrote the upcoming Machine Gun Preacher along with Relativity Media's Untitled Snow White Project.